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TDP Chief's letter on Telangana creates crisis within the party

September 27, 2012 - Hyderabad

The TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu’s letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the Telangana issue has created a crisis in the party. Former MLA Byreddy Rajasekhara Reddy has resigned from the party general secretary post as well as the primary membership of the party while MLAs Praveen Kumar Reddy and Amaranth Reddy threated to resign if the letter is not withdrawn immediately.

Reacting seriously to the letter, Byreddy Rajasekhara Reddy said threated the TDP chief that the people of Rayalaseema will obstruct the proposed ‘Vastunna Meekosam’ padayatra. Praveen Kumar Reddy also issued a similar warning stating that he will be obstruct the padayatra in Chittoor itself. Byreddy Rajasekhara Reddy said he has been with the party for the last 19 years and said that Chandrababu Naidu should have supported Rayalaseema while supporting Telangana. Byreddy said that he had appealed Chandrababu Naidu to keep a reference of Rayalaseema in the event of a letter on Telangana but his request was not acceded. He charged Naidu that becoming the Chief Minister again is more important to him than the self-respect of the people.

Palamaneru MLA Amaranth Reddy faulted the letter saying that it is nothing but insulting the Seemandhra people and said that extending support to the Telugu Desam Party Telangana forum is not correct. He showered praise on Jagan Mohan Reddy and said that Chandrababu Naidu has no moral right to criticize him.

Lakshimidevamma supports Praveen Kumar Reddy

Thumbalapalle former MLA Lakshimi Devamma, speaking to the media, said that her son Praveen Kumar Reddy will be in the party and added that he is against the letter in question but not on the party. She reminded that her family is with the TDP right from 1983 even though the party had not given ticket to them to contest in the elections twice. She reminded that Praveen Kumar Reddy has resigned for Samaikyandhra movement.

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